Horticulture Programs

Local In Person Programs

Gardening for resiliency

In this program we will talk about general predictions for Wisconsin climate, including wetter winters and more periods of drought throughout the growing season. Learn how gardening strategies like “right plant, right place” and composting help adapt to and mitigate the effects of extreme weather.
Wednesday July 10 2-4pm
MCPL- Hatley Branch (Hatley Library)
Free Register Here for Gardening for resiliency

Multiply your joy with fragrant herbs!

Save the Date! Sowing Success: Evidence-based gardening essentials

Learn about growing plants in a way that helps you plan for gardening success, prevent plant problems before they start, and manage issues when they happen. You’ll leave the course with a combination of practical gardening skills to try plus the knowledge of why they work.
Wausau– Thursday evenings, September 12-December 19 5-7:30pm
Marshfield– Monday evenings, September 9-November 25

Virtual opportunities!

Can’t make it in person? There’s other ways to tap into Extension programs!

Q & A with the Experts

Q&A with the Experts Join us for these FREE educational online sessions where you can connect with plant health experts to get answers to your garden and landscape questions.
These sessions are your chance to ask questions about your trees and shrubs, garden vegetables and ornamentals, and lawn. Whether it’s about plant diseases, pesky insects, or the selection and general care of plants in and around your home, our panel of seasoned experts will provide you with insightful answers. 
Mon. July 22 1-2pm
Register here for Q & A with the Experts

The Role of Moths in Our Ecosystems

It’s National Moth Week! What exactly are moths, and how do they fit into the landscape? Join us to learn about the general life history of moths and the evolutionary and ecological relationships between moths and plants using several native Midwest moth species. This presentation hopes to shatter an ecological conundrum: Moths are neither good nor bad. Moths just are. Presented by Dr. Stephen Robertson, Pesticide Educator Extension Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension.
Wednesday, July 24 Noon-1pm
Register here for The Role of Moths in our ecosystems

Ten diseases of native plants (and non-natives, too)

Learn about common diseases of plants that are native to Wisconsin.  This presentation will include information on how to identify these diseases, as well as information on how to manage them.
Wed. July 24 6:30-8:30pm
Register here for Ten diseases of native plants (and non-native, too)

For other upcoming events and learning opportunities within the state, see https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/events/

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